Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Wishful Shrinking

A Young Man’s Story of Surviving Anorexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dave Chawner, an award-winning stand-up comic, tells his story of recovering from anorexia and provides guidance for those in similar situations.

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Beginner’s Luck

Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains

Oregon State University Press

A clueless big-city guy ends up at a hippie commune in the Klamath Mountains in the late 1960s – a place where people help each other out, even if they don’t always agree.

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Kaiaulu

Gathering Tides

Oregon State University Press

These stories of Hawaiian fishing families on the rural north east shore of island of Kauaʻi are from a place many visit but few really see.

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Homing Instincts

Oregon State University Press

This collection of personal essays based on pivotal moments in the author’s life in New York City and Oregon explores the ways we define “home.”

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Uplake

Restless Essays of Coming and Going

University of Washington Press

Uplake reminds us to love what we have while encouraging us to still imagine what we want.

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A Family History of Illness

Memory as Medicine

University of Washington Press

In this deeply personal narrative, Brett L. Walker constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder.

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